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Pasadena, California Window Replacement

Last updated on 11/15/2019

Pasadena window replacement is a common home renovation task among California homeowners. The reason for this is because when done correctly, the replacing of multiple windows can be done successfully with a reasonable amount of money. Doing this will not only make your living space much more comfortable, but will also increase the value of your home. The key to investing in a successful Pasadena replacement job rather than an expensive and inefficient project done by amateurs is making sure to plan properly and not to employ the first service that is made available to you. Review some basic California frame options available for new Pasadena window units today so that you can have a general idea of what you're looking for when you first get in contact with potential companies.

Purchasing New Windows

When purchasing new Pasadena window replacement units, it is important to remember why you're having the renovation done in the first place. For some, the need to improve the energy efficient barrier between the interior air conditioning of their home from the outside Pasadena air is reason enough to invest in new replacements. For others, increasing the value of the home may be the main concern while planning to sell the newly renovated house on the market after buying new replacement window styles. Regardless of your reasoning, keep the main objective in mind when purchasing additional home improvement products and you will be content with the final decision you make after all is said and done.

In order to plan for your latest Pasadena window replacement job, you will need to take the types of windows into consideration before making any decision. Learn how aluminum and fiberglass replacement window models are made to last longer than traditional wooden units in the past and how they can fit various window openings. Consider the climate in which Pasadena is located within and take precaution to keep your new home improvement additions withstanding the extended summer heat and cool wet evenings that the west coast can provide. Common fluctuations in temperatures can often cause problems for a Pasadena window replacement unit. This causes stress on the seal and the glass pane itself. Over time, this stress will lead to a depreciation in the condition and the value of the windows as a whole. When purchasing new replacements, ask a specialist how the material used within the manufacturing of each model influences the performance of each different style that is available. If you're considering the installation of wide bay windows overlooking your garden, then ask potential contractors how metal and wood compare to each other for projects of that particular size. Making such inquiries will improve the results that you receive after the installation is complete.

Picking a Window Distributor

Now that you have finally completed the necessary research it takes to select the most suitable replacement windows, you're not out of the woods yet. Next comes the task of determining which California provider offers the Pasadena window replacement units that you are looking for. Chances are the specific windows you're interested in buying will not be priced consistently throughout all of the window companies in CA. It wouldn't make sense to simply select the first company you comes across in the phone book. Avoid the hit or miss tactics of yesterday when it comes to home improvement services by taking advantage of the chance to compare multiple service offers without making any obligations.

When receiving more than one offer for Pasadena window replacement models, then you have several advantages working in your favor. The first of which is that you have no obligation to work with any particular CA replacement technician. Pasadena contractors will then be left to compete for your business by offering reasonable prices and knowledgeable service expertise to guide you along the way. Keep these two ideas in consideration when selecting a contractor. Compare the average rates for Pasadena windows as your shop, and ask questions with each professional you come across. This will allow you to learn common problem areas and mistakes that other homeowners may overlook when buying California replacements.

Questions for Window Contractors

Having a list of basic Pasadena window replacement questions on hand is a great way to efficiently compare CA companies. This way you do not forget to inquire about some important factors that influence the final price and performance of your next home improvement addition. Some helpful questions to ask before investing in Pasadena window replacement services include the expected life span of the particular windows you're considering purchasing. Another good question is how to properly maintain the new replacement models so that they can achieve this estimated span of performance for your home. A good Pasadena window replacement specialist will show you common problem areas and quick remedies that will keep your new windows looking and performing like new.

Pasadena, California U-Factor and SHGC Ratings for Replacement Windows

When shopping for replacement windows in Pasadena, California - located in Los Angeles County - it is extremely important to purchase windows with the correct u-factor and solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) as rated by Energy Star.

Energy Star determines the u-factor and SHGC that will give you the most energy efficienct window replacement based on your zip code's climate zone.

The climate zone assigned to your zip code takes into account how extreme the seasons are in your area of California. How warm and cold it gets where you live determines how well your new windows will need to keep out the cold air and the hot sun.

California, unlike most states, has many micro-climates. Due to these micro-climates most counties and cities in California have more than one climate zone. Therefore most CA cities and counties have more than one u-factor and solar heat gain coefficient rating depending upon which particular climate zone your zip code is in.

Below, you will find a table with the climate zones and corresponding u-factor and SHGC ratings for Pasadena, California and Pasadena's nearby cities and zip codes.

The climate zone, u-factor and SHGC listed for your zip code in Los Angeles County will help you to determine which replacement windows will maximize energy savings for your home.

To find the Energy Star recommended u-factor and solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) for your city in the Pasadena metro area, simply do the following:

  1. Find your city name in the left most column under "Cities and Zips".
  2. Under your city name, locate your zip code.
    1. If you don't see your zip code, scroll down to the next "Cities and Zips" heading and locate your city again. Then find your zip code.
  3. Find your climate zone in the orange box to the right of the column with your city name and zip code combination.
  4. Under the orange box with your climate zone, find the dark grey box with the product you are looking for - window replacements, new doors, or skylights.
  5. Under the product type, you will find the best u-factor and shgc as determined by Energy Star.
  6. When getting quotes from contractors, be sure that your window replacements, new skylights, and/or replacement doors have these ratings to maximize energy efficiency in your home.

Cities and Zips
Mount Wilson
91023
North-Central Climate Zone
Windows
U-FactorSHGC
0.30 or less 0.40 or less
Skylights
U-FactorSHGC
0.53 or less 0.35 or less
Solid Doors (No Glass)
U-FactorSHGC
0.17 or less No Rating
Doors with Less than Half Glass
U-FactorSHGC
0.25 or less 0.25 or less
Doors with More than Half Glass
U-FactorSHGC
0.30 or less 0.40 or less
Cities and Zips
Altadena
91001
91003
Arcadia
91006
91007
91066
91077
La Canada Flintridge
91011
91012
Monterey Park
91754
91755
Montrose
91020
91021
Pasadena
91101
91102
91103
91104
91105
91106
91107
91109
91110
91114
91115
91116
91117
91121
91123
91124
91125
91126
91129
91131
91182
91184
91
Rosemead
91770
91771
91772
San Gabriel
91775
91776
91778
San Marino
91108
91118
Sierra Madre
91024
91025
South Pasadena
91030
91031
Temple City
91780
South-Central Climate Zone
Windows
U-FactorSHGC
0.30 or less 0.25 or less
Skylights
U-FactorSHGC
0.53 or less 0.28 or less
Solid Doors (No Glass)
U-FactorSHGC
0.17 or less No Rating
Doors with Less than Half Glass
U-FactorSHGC
0.25 or less 0.25 or less
Doors with More than Half Glass
U-FactorSHGC
0.30 or less 0.25 or less

Remember to research thoroughly prior to making a window replacement purchase, regardless of whether you are installing the windows yourself or having them installed by a licensed professional window replacement contractor.

Pasadena California Window Suppliers

Below you will find a list of local window retailers, contractors, installers, and manufacturers in the Pasadena area.

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1 Stop Home Remodel Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2013
 450 E Colorado Blvd Pasadena, CA 91101
 (626) 844-6640
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Ashcraft Co Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 1984
 1392 Lincoln Ave Pasadena, CA 91103
 (626) 797-6021
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Cliff's Discount Glass Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 1996
 2333 E Foothill Blvd Pasadena, CA 91107
 (626) 795-4553
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F & M Plumbing Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 1992
 1493 Lincoln Ave Pasadena, CA 91103
 (626) 296-1060
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Home Pro Remodeling & Constr Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2019
 171 N Altadena Dr # 210 Pasadena, CA 91107
 (626) 460-8588
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J B Wholesale Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2010
 1095 S Fair Oaks Ave Pasadena, CA 91105
 (626) 788-1196
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J L Screens & Doors Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 1987
 1876 E Washington Blvd Pasadena, CA 91104
 (626) 794-2561
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KBD Construction Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2008
 1233 Wesley Ave Pasadena, CA 91104
 (626) 398-9444
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Lincoln Ave Cstm Windows Doors Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 1998
 1440 Lincoln Ave Pasadena, CA 91103
 (626) 791-1231
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Morillo Construction Co Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 1995
 227 N Holliston Ave Pasadena, CA 91106
 (626) 796-3800
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Open Hand Remodeling Co Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2013
 1492 W Colorado Blvd Pasadena, CA 91105
 (626) 765-9888
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P B Construction Co Inc Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 1994
 1475 N Michigan Ave Pasadena, CA 91104
 (626) 797-5124
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Pasadena Screens Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 1996
 PO Box 1368 Pasadena, CA 91017
 (626) 795-8782
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Pella Windows & Doors Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2004
 1104 E Colorado Blvd Pasadena, CA 91106
 (626) 792-9878
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Prestige Kitchen & Bath Inc Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2014
 241 S Rosemead Blvd # A Pasadena, CA 91107
 (626) 460-8660
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Screen Masters Pasadena Mobile Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2013
 185 N Hill Ave Pasadena, CA 91106
 (626) 703-6372
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Thurston Screen Co Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 1984
 25 Backus Ave # B Pasadena, CA 91107
 (626) 796-1444

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